An Innovation in Learning and Teaching Basic Life Support: A Community Based Educational Intervention

D'Souza, Anne and Shobha, KL and Melita, Sheilini and Pandey, Arvind Kumar and Kotian, Sushma R (2017) An Innovation in Learning and Teaching Basic Life Support: A Community Based Educational Intervention. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 16 (4). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0972-5997

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Background: Out of hospital deaths due to cardiac arrest would commonly occur because of the lack of awareness about the quick and right action to be taken. In this context the healthcare students undergo training in basic life support. However the lay persons are not exposed to such training. The present study was intended to train the auto drivers, the basic skills of basic life support by the medical and nursing students. Students got an opportunity to learn and teach the skills under the supervision of faculty. Methods: A total of fourteen students, 20 auto drivers of Manipal were included in the study population. The session on one and two rescuer cardio pulmonary resuscitation and relieving foreign body airway obstruction was conducted by the trained students for the auto drivers under the observation of the faculty. Prior knowledge of the study population was assessed by the pre-session questionnaire followed by a post-session questionnaire at the end of the session. The skill evaluation was carried out using a checklist. Results: The auto drivers participated in the session, gained required skills of providing basic life support. The students who trained the study population opined that they got an opportunity to teach basic life support which would help them build their teaching skills and confidence. Conclusion: The lay persons attaining basic life support skills have a high impact on the management of out of hospital cardiac arrest victims. Involving the healthcare students as instructors makes an innovation in learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Basic life support; Auto drivers; Students; Medical; Nursing
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Microbiology
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 04:35
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 04:35

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